am I wrong here

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:32 pm

No worries...I have gotten some messages from people on Youtube also telling me the chimney was illegal, etc. After 11,000 views and some upgrades to the boiler it is time for a new video.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:32 pm

Scott, do you have that Alaska running yet? Is it properly vented? :woot:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:37 pm

Rob R. wrote:Problem solved...I deleted the video.



damn.....i wanted to see this !! :lol:
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace


Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:40 pm

Image


That was what it looked like on Day #1.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:46 pm

nice...!
...shes a beauty ! :clap:
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:51 pm

The funny thing is, that boiler has always used a 7" flue pipe and doesn't even have a clean-out tee on the back...it never has more than 1/2" or so of fly ash in it. My EFM on the other hand is hooked up with the recommended 8" pipe, dedicated baro & chimney, draft verified with gauge, etc, and it gets LOTS of fly ash in the pipe if not cleaned out 2x per season. I am not sure if it is due to a difference in boiler design (Highboy vs. DF520) or if the smaller pipe & different chimney is what makes the difference. Regardless, I think it is kind of ironic that the non-code install will run a full year with no issues, and the code install will start venting CO into the basement if the pipe isn't cleaned every 6 months or so.

I guess my point is that there is no replacement for proper maintenance.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: scottshotgun On: Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:43 pm

Rob R. wrote:Scott, do you have that Alaska running yet? Is it properly vented? :woot:

I'm all ready for fire up,, just need some cold weather just wondering what to do with this wood stove maybe put it in the garden and plant some flowers in it :P and theres one stove,one hole in the wall and one chimney and we'll see how that go's
scottshotgun
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska channing 3 /Coal-trol
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: Propane boiler/ baseboard

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:20 am

Very nice! By the way, what is that steel column supporting? Was that an add on or the original beam support column? The reason I ask is it not a type approved for permanent installation. It's a temporary column designed to be used during repairs only and then removed.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:40 pm

Rob, the solution is a fly ash settling box between the boiler and the connecting pipe. This is what was done even w/ residential coal stokers when they were widely used - any coal, even anthracite.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Berlin wrote:Rob, the solution is a fly ash settling box between the boiler and the connecting pipe. This is what was done even w/ residential coal stokers when they were widely used - any coal, even anthracite.


I bet the building code doesn't have a paragraph for that. ;)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:37 pm

I will soon have 3 appliances venting into one flue. :whistle:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:15 am

SMITTY wrote:I will soon have 3 appliances venting into one flue. :whistle:


:shock: That shady lookin thing, didnt that thing look like something from a tim burton movie?! toothy
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: am I wrong here

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:51 pm

scottshotgun wrote:Two appliances on one chimney,, now this goes ageist everything i'm told
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... rULts#t=12



video gone
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503